2016 Compassion Award Winners

The Giving Circle Compassion Award commends the ideals and values of The Giving Circle’s selfless compassion-awardcompassion in action.  Honoring those individuals who go above and beyond demonstrating devotion, dedication, tenderheartedness, dependability and perseverance to the needy and suffering beings locally, nationally and internationally.

The Giving Circle Compassion Award recognizes that even the simplest act of kindness can have the greatest impact on the quality of life for the underserved and downtrodden.   This award encourages selfless acts and promotes altruism and compassion in future generations.

2016 Award Winners:

  • Local Individual Resident:  An individual who has through selfless compassion most influenced or touched people of the Saratoga region — Elizabeth Alexander more
  • Local Nonprofit:  A local charity, social club, faith-based organization or service group that has through selfless compassion most influenced or touched people of the Saratoga region — Jake’s Help from Heaven – more
  • Local Business Resident:  A local business that has through selfless compassion most influenced or touched people of the Saratoga region — The Hellwig Family & Trans-Border Global Freight  more
  • The Founder’s Award: awarded to the person who has dedicated a lifetime to acts of compassion — Kim Klopstockmore
  • Volunteer of the Year: This year we are seeking nominations for two very special awards:
    • The Serge Shishik Memorial Local Team Member of the Year:  A Giving Circle volunteer who has through selfless compassion most influenced or touched people of the Saratoga region — Rachael Dwyer – more
    • TGC Uganda Individual Member of the Year:  A Giving Circle volunteer who has through selfless compassion most influenced or touched people of our Uganda projects — Peg Bakaitis more

To view the 2015 awards click here.

The Taste of Africa is November 10, 2016 at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs. Click here to register!